Tuesday, August 28, 2007

IMDB's Soundtrack Browser

IMDB Soundtrack Browser
Just happened across this little feature at the IMDB - THE SOUNDTRACK BROWSER.
Basically, it taps into the IMDB's vast database of movie info and returns "soundtrack related" info. Well, just how useful is it? It seems that the search is very restricting.
I tried the following searches:
  • "Washington Square"
    in hopes of seeing James Horner's SEARCHING FOR BOBBY FISHER come up, since that is one of the track titles. Result = nada
  • Next, I tried "Kahn" and I got this sort of thing:
  • Next, I tried "Wrath of Kahn." Result: nada.

  • Ok...how about "STAR TREK?" I received:

Muppets from Space (1999)- Theme from "Star Trek" (TV series)
RV (2006)- "Star Trek Theme"
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)- "Fanfare from Star Trek
Television Series"
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)- "THEME FROM 'STAR TREK' TV
Star Trek: First Contact (1996)- "Theme from Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)" - "Theme from "Star Trek" (1966) TV Series"
Star Trek: Generations (1994)- Theme from "Star Trek" (1966)
Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)- "Theme from 'Star Trek: The
Motion Picture'" - "Theme from 'Star Trek' TV series"
Wayne's World (1992)- "THEME FROM ''STAR TREK''"
...and that's it. :( Of course, searching the general IMDB search turns up the proper page on Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Kahn and when "full cast and crew" is selected, "James Horner" is listed. Not sure how useful this feature is beyond the "Top 10 Soundtrack Pages" listed at the top. Just the same give it a try...you might actually find something relevant to your search.

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